[rt-users] More MySql troubles

Robert McDuffee rmcduffee at virsage.com
Fri Dec 29 10:37:32 EST 2000

Thanks for the idea.
I agree with your prognosis.  However, your fix did not do it.  Any other
(extended) ideas?

-----Original Message-----
From: rt-users-admin at lists.fsck.com
[mailto:rt-users-admin at lists.fsck.com]On Behalf Of Brandon S. Allbery
Sent: Thursday, December 28, 2000 4:34 PM
To: rmcduffee at virsage.com; rt-users at lists.fsck.com
Subject: Re: [rt-users] More MySql troubles

On Thursday, December 28, 2000 04:23:12 PM -0700, Robert McDuffee
<rmcduffee at virsage.com> wrote:
| I have done some more work on my connection issues and found that I cannot
| connect to the database (any of them) when logged in to the system as
| anyone other than root.  Below is an example of the error I get when
| logging in as 'bob'.
| [bob at support1 bob]$ mysqladmin -u root status
| mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed
| error: 'Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket
| '/var/lib/mysql/mysql
| sock' (111)'
| Check that mysqld is running and that the socket:
| '/var/lib/mysql/mysql.sock' ex
| ists!

Sounds to me like /var/lib/mysql is only accessible by root.  You should
probably chmod o+rx it.

brandon s. allbery     [os/2][linux][solaris][japh]    allbery at kf8nh.apk.net
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